Monday, November 18, 2019

Patience is necessary

It is hard to wait but patience are necessary. Being impatient will raise your blood pressure which is not healthy. Getting frustrated because you have to wait is natural. But getting impatient will make waiting harder. Not to mention if you lose your patience, you will lose the chance for the positive outcome that you have been waiting for. Find ways to distract yourself while you are waiting to keep yourself from watching the clock and getting frustrated about how long you are waiting. My doctor's office is always a long wait, but since I love my doctor, she is worth waiting to see. They have a TV on and plenty of magazines to read. I try to face the window to watch the traffic go by to distract me. It isn't exactly what I want to be doing but counting a certain color of cars that passes is enough to help pass the time away. During the Holidays I know that there is going to be many traffic jams and long lines. I make sure I leave early so I don't get frustrated about the traffic making me late. If you know you have to wait then no matter how frustrating it is to wait, you know you have to wait. Make it easier on yourself and those around you by waiting patiently. In the old days they had fish aquariums in the waiting rooms to distract you from noticing how long you were waiting. Maybe there should be aquariums like back in the good old days.

Friday, November 15, 2019

If you don't know, do you really think they know?

No one knows you better than you do. It's okay to listen to the advice of others, it gives you a different point of view. Obviously though your point of view is the only one that really matters. You can't make your decision based on what someone else tells you is best for you because they have no idea what is best for you. That would be insane. To determine whether someone is legally insane or not is determined by if they can make sound decisions on their own. So you can see it may sound crazy to talk to yourself to figure out what is best for you, but the truth is, if you can't then you are legally insane. What works for someone else may not work for you. Because of our previous experiences, upbringing, culture, religious beliefs, and family values, we all make different interpretations of life circumstances we must face. You are the only one who has to live with the decisions you make which is why you should be the only one making decisions for yourself. That would be like being allergic to peanuts but because they are eating them, you do too. Every decision you make matters. Whether anyone else agrees with your decision, doesn't matter. You do what is best for you.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The reality is what you think it is, even when it isn't what you think it is at all

Your thoughts are not necessarily accurate but but your thoughts make up the reality you live in. Depending on your thoughts about anything, will determine how you feel about it. Your emotions that you feel will determine your behavior about it. Which will influence how you react to it. How you look at it determines how you feel about it. Being aware of the connection between your thoughts and your feelings is necessary to change a negative situation into a positive situation. Since thinking influences your feelings then it makes sense that if you want to change the way you feel, you need to change the way you think. The way you see it and the way you interpret it determines how you respond to it. You can't change the negative situation you had to face but you can change your negative thoughts and still have a positive outcome. You may have to look very hard to see anything positive but I am positive if you keep looking for it, you will find it. Like they say, when life gives you lemons you got to make lemonade.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Where did it all come from

As Thanksgiving approaches, it's time to dust from top to bottom. I started with the ceiling fans. I know those get done every couple of months and some how they always get pretty furry with dust. As I started on the top of the shelves, I began wandering where it all came from. How did I not see it flying through the air to get up here? Then as I took a break there was a bright ray of sunlight shining through my living room. And I could see millions of particles flying in the beam of light. So many tiny specks filling every inch of space. OMG I couldn't believe what was in the air I lived in, the air we breathe in our lungs.  When I looked elsewhere in the room where the beam from the sun wasn't shining, I couldn't see anything. I couldn't pretend like it wasn't there because every time I looked back into the bright ray of sunshine, it was clearly everywhere. I was sure all the dusting I was doing was sending dust particles back into the air. But I am still unsure where it all came from to begin with. With the dusting done I can start planning the feast. Before you know it Thanksgiving will be here. Time to make your grocery list. Make sure you go to the store soon so if you forget something, like usually everyone does, you will have time to go back and get it. Remember no diets allowed on Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Round and round it goes

The circle of life goes on and on. Sometimes faster than we would like it to. When you are young it seems like it takes forever for Christmas to get here. But when you get old it seems like time is flying by, way too fast. One minute you got your whole future ahead of you, then all of a sudden you get old. You grew up hearing that when you are old they are your golden years. But when you get old you realize that it is merely fools gold. You realize what the phrase "Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today", really means. It means tomorrow you might be too old to do it so you better do it today. People make a Bucket List of things they want to do one day. But they actually should be doing all they can along the way so they can have a list of things they can reminisc about when they are old. You are only young once. No matter how young you feel when you get old your body will be too wore out for you to forget you are not as young as you used to be. Timing is everything.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

When the Halloween stuff goes on the shelf in stores, so too the Christmas stuff gets put on a shelf near by

Along with all the spooky Halloween decor you can't help but notice the Holly Jolly Christmas cheer right by it. Thanksgiving doesn't have a chance of jumping in there to be seen. I have always noticed that but this year my teenage son noticed. He doesn't trick or treat anymore so the Halloween stuff doesn't catch his attention anymore. So as we walked past it the bright colored Christmas stuff did. He looked at me and said looks like they are jumping right over Thanksgiving as if it wasn't anything. Without Halloween to look forward to at his age, he had been looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday with the family. It was nice that he noticed but also sad to admit the stores forgot a very important family holiday where you simply enjoy each other's company and talk about what each other is thankful for. We all need to think about what we are thankful for to be able to be grateful for what we have.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Trapped in your web of thoughts

Being trapped in your own web of thoughts can keep you from recovering from what happened. Relieving it over and over again in your mind, means you are getting damaged by it over and over again. Before you can begin the process of recovering from a negative situation, you have to accept it. Then JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind so it can't cause anymore damage to you. You can't move past what happened in your past if you don't let go and leave it in the past. If you want to enjoy today stop reliving yesterday so you can. It was bad enough that you had to endure the painful experience once through no fault of your own. Why would you choose to make a choice to relive it over and over again? Why would you choose to put yourself through it again and again? You can be your own worst enemy. Once was enough. Yesterday is already gone, tomorrow may never come, but TODAY is yours to enjoy. It is your choice whether you will enjoy it or not.